Weproductions/University of the Arts
Dr Helen Douglas, Artist/publisher, has been at the forefront of Artists’ Book making since the early 1970s, publishing under the imprint Weproductions.
Also published by Nexus Press and Visual Studies Workshop (US), Pocketbooks and Tate (UK), her books and scrolls engage with structure, photography, printing and the digital to develop visual narrative and encourage new ways of reading.
Her work is widely distributed and exhibited in Europe and the US, was featured in MOMA’s 2006 exhibition “Eye on Europe: Prints Books and Multiples 1960 and is held in many public collections. Douglas has won numerous awards including the Atlanta Book Prize in 2001(Wild Wood) and the Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Award for excellence, LAB 2004 (Illiers Combray), LAB 2006 (Swan Songs with damselflies).
Douglas lectures at Camberwell, University of the Arts London, and in 2011/12 was a member of the Tate/UAL Research network investigating the Artist book and the Digital Transforming Artist Books.
She lives and works in Yarrow, Scottish Borders.
The Book Artist as Explorer
Curated by David Faithfull
Exhibit: The Pond at Deuchar scroll
The Pond at Deuchar was conceived for both digital print and as an e-scroll. Tate Research funded the initial e-scroll prototype for the iPad in their joint research with University of the Arts Research investigating the Artist book and the Digital Transforming Artist Books. The software for this e-scroll publication was developed by Armadillo Systems.